Jaron Lanier, the dawn of the new everything – or probably not once again

isbn: 97818474925523 is about vr, a fad that has come and gone (my blog) and might be due a return, just like 3d films in the cinema (my blog) although if shit nvidia (my blog) software is involved and facebook then its probably doomed too.

This is classed as popular science and somebody i think the bbc had to interview (my blog) because he now works for Microsoft (microshit) Talented yes but this book varies from rearing goats to theory on wondering eyes.  I suppose vr for goats could be a thing.

I also read that usb cables (my blog) are a standard for vr for some, bluetooth (my blog) it seems does not cut it still , the batteries on bluetooth seem rubbish and the crackling i get i do wonder if bluetooth is not fit for rendering and response.

I also heard that the vr like devices made for a certain microshit games console where deemed bad  by the majority gamer audience – they wanted games not hardware that did something clever the platform was supposed to deliver.    One might think that is yet another failure of microsoft.

I lost interest while not wearing my vr headset*  Perhaps i need some goats.

I guess vr is due a return in another fifteen years – maybe or the goats love iand that microsofts target market

*no the zoo does not own one -joke

the missing ) duh !

I do not like regex’s but tolerate them and having a regex that should output but does not is infuriating.

It was not essential in the scheme of things but needed doing so one day a week later i checked my regex which did work and then thought about  why it was not working on deep ape reflection i discovered

the bracket. – I only saw one not two. – it then worked



hp instant ink overquota statregy

Instant ink is a bit complex to explain (my blog) but basically you rent cartridges from hp and get charged per sheet (or side). Overall it works out as cheaper (my blog) than buying hp real ink or compatible cartridges imho

Going over quota means an upgrade in cost and quantity of pages, sets vary from 15,20,+ each which are billed €1 .

So on low (50 pages) 65 pages is the best you can do (standard +€1
over 65 pages and upgrading makes economic sense once on your second set (standard) since two sets and the standard charge for low use means its cheaper but has a downside that your committed to the higher price for two months before going back to the old price plan.

Provided you keep an eye on it it is possible to make savings with the help of a spreadsheet.

Generally the whole zoo used the printer instead of others so we got round it one way or another.  The other toners will still be good

Handmaids tale series two

Is back (my blog) and unrelenting even if it visually using few words   A good advert for religion (my blog) as it actually is.

Eventually it catches up with the book sub plots. Like season 1 again a non likeable* programme but one well worth the message.

Intense as usual and occasionally tough it is a worthwhile see as to its ending well lets hope they do not make it too overlong.

5/5 bananas.

*it is not happy.

gdpr slowing down http & https and occasionally censoring it

The eu cookie law gave us ok boxes.   Gdpr gave us slow web pages*  when the advert networks seem to do ip lookups before showing adverts and stuff.

Was this intentional ? if so the www bit of the internet is either intentionally being destroyed by governments and the main stream media or its a happy coincidence.

half the browser window for gdpr

I notice a defined before and after gdpr (my blog),   in this (my blog) i never found found what the state was in red or blue terms as my basic searches results in gdpr blocking.    Eu censorship as designed ?

*slow dns

The monkey houses new barbecue.

The alpha ape decided our bbq (my blog) was not in a good condition,, as it used three days a week for six months  even in the rain it is an item that is used rather than a once a year object.

In the winter it is stored and protected by plastic inside as well as outside so the metal does corrode to much.

It is also a bit of a frankenstein contraption with older bbq’s racks and thermometers and covers so its older than it looks.

I tried to order one but that was not in stock on line a tale for another time, so we went shopping for one which was cheaper.

It is a large unit  but not difficult to install since it had most of the internals assembled already and was a case of building a frame and attaching the frame to the unit.   As non expert installs it went well and in two and bit hours*  we had  a new and working bbq.   It is nice to cook this way in the summer (my blog)


game loot boxes

I do not play any computer games with loot boxes this war of mine is the closest (my blog) i got but horribly broken due to crap dlc which you can think of as a loot box.

No dlc purchased then things do not work it is a horrid experience with adverts.

As a natonstates (my blog) player they occasionally do themed activities and such things for a short period.   If you could pay to get better then i would quit it.

If a computer game is no more than a timer, or unlimited money to win then the triple aaa publishers might as well give it away.  Would you want to buy (or have to) dlc in order to play, or find that a title you liked is not playable because all the online servers have been decommissioned from  a year ago.

As a linux user – that’s unlikely to happen but this experiment in ‘loot boxes’ let me see what you windows users and xbox users endure.  No thanks.

Clamav fixing (but losing yara rules)

Sisyphus is still a role model

In this (my blog) the zoo’s virus scanner went bang , after making backups i and failing to fix it i tried clamav-milter to fix but that sucks iand so  decided to remove all clamav and reinstall – as the unofficial scripts was now in debian i used it instead of the homebrew script i had which has been working until recently.

It respected my groups and did not print messages saying no socket.

I noticed no yara rules on reload and had to force a daily.cvd wget action but in a git repo i am led to believe that they are in the existing files.  Not that we get viruses in the email for this to be a high priority

I am not too concerned with the loss of the yara rules (my blog) and can probably get them back if required and some rulesets where more problematic than others like the javascript interpreter having a function was deemed iffy was cause for quarantine..

I have no idea why it now works  when it did not but reloading everything but the yara setup does so i guess it is a win and a bit more maintainable as i notice it even if the files are /usr/share now opposed to once where they where.

Another anomaly was my altered systemd file did not change to the debian default after deinstalling and installing mind you since mine is better its not a issue.    I also adjusted the cron job timing as its not that important.

bbc pro copyright (free for them) but odd fud

The bbc is still pro licence fee and copyright – in fact any descendants of hitler can probably claim the copyright royalties from the 1939-45 war of who George Orwell even wrote about the bbc collecting statistics of use just in case.

Rupert Murdoch (my blog) who is a copyright abuser is a strange bed fellow for the bbc to be working for with fake products as it looked like a third china shift was making ‘counterfeit’ products from the same factory as where murdoch buys them..

I am sure Murdochs purchasing of stuff here is also at fault but when the bbc and murdoch fud together then you cannot trust them on any copyright law.

Quite why the bbc  gets free copyright but nobody else can claim it shows another side where the issue is clouded by who owns that twitter/facebook image or words so the bbc is being unethical mind you with the eu also attempting the taxing url links (not here) and the bbc friends with them it seems unethical is the way to go

Shady and crooked seems a good description.

When firefox screws up with /tmp and addons issues

The monkey runs an up to date copy of firefox and it looks likey to stay that way with chrome going walled garden mode soon.

So one day i decided to clear my /tmp directory having shut everything down properly i deleted tmp and rebooted.

Only to find that url lookups, where lost. When firefox has its only .firefox directory why does it insist using /tmp/something/… ?

Not a major problem in the scheme of things.

Another as mentioned is the addons update it freezes the whole pc and i have to reboot. That’s a big problem.

I know it updates as firefox tells you that tweety pie addon, tom and jerry addon and road runner addons where upgraded after restart.

I would use konquerer but on a server machine i do not recommend firefox with its weird behaviour. – nothing else does that.